how little i know about you…


Gastown Nightlife

Project 365 Photos: #47

Gastown is one of my favourite places to visit in Vancouver, BC. It’s all vintagey and historic–awesome photo fodder. It’s also one of the hottest up-and-coming hipster neighbourhoods in Canada.

We decided to take the kids clothes shopping yesterday, and headed into Vancouver. My 13-year-old daughter wanted to hit the big Pacific Centre mall with me (yuck…I detest shopping), but my 16-year-old son scoffed at that and chose instead to head for Gastown with his “square” dad. He never believes his dad when he tells him about all the cool stores and restaurants he knows in the area (his office is only blocks away). So it’s no surprise that his mind was completely blown by the time Jane and I met up with them again.

After the kids had their fill of shopping, we stuck around Gastown for some dinner and nightlife. Mark and I couldn’t stop chuckling about how little our kids know about us. We’ve got some groove, baby!

Critical Footnote:

This morning we were talking about how little our kids know about us again, and my hubby drops this bomb…

Mark: Jen, do you know who did this song originally (Debra Harry’s “One Way of Another” was playing on the radio)?

Jen: Of course, Blondie. Debra Harry is still one of the coolest artists out there.

Mark: I met her once.

Jen: What?!?!

Mark: Yeah. When I was working in New York, I met her.

Jen: How come you never mentioned that?

Mark: I don’t know.

Jen: Exactly when and where? I need details!!!!!!!

Mark: I don’t know. Probably in some meeting, but  a guy I work with has been to her house.

Jen: WTF?!!!!

Mark: Yeah. He’s in a punk band.

Jen: WTF?!?!? When I ask you how your day is, this is EXACTLY the type of detail that should be shared with me. Not, “I had a really good sushi roll for lunch.”!!!!!!


scrabble love…


scrabble love

Project 365 Photos: #39

One of my top 3 days of the year is just four sleeps away! I love Valentine’s Day. When I was a kid, I kind of dreaded the day, because I was a bespectacled chubby redhead, who never got valentines from boys…until grade seven that is. That was the year my life changed. I found a little paper valentine card with a picture of a heart and the words, “Be mine”, tucked into my book by the boy of my dreams. He and I spent a lot of time together alone in the library ’cause we excelled at math and were a year ahead of our classmates (yeah…that’s how I roll). We actually spent a lot of our time laughing and goofing around (yeah…that’s how I roll too).

Ever since the thrill of that exquisite little card, I have absolutely adored Valentine’s Day. Okay…you can wipe the tears from your eyes…so touching.

heaven tree…


heaven tree


Project 365 Photos: #36

In the words of the Friendly Giant (all you Canadian kids will get that reference), “Look up. Waaaaaaaay up.” This tree is so beautiful. It looks like it keeps going right up to heaven. I really missed having my little babies with me when I found it today. I would have told them a fairytale about nimble little faeries, who use the tree to climb to heaven. But my babies are teenagers now, and not so trusting since they found out about Santa a few years ago. Even though they pretend like they don’t care, they love reminiscing about all the forest walks we used to take, and all the stories I would make up for them.

sweetheart tea…


sweet tea

Project 365 Photos: #35

Love is at the bottom of my tea cup! It’s time to pull out all my Valentine’s Day regalia!!! I’m a sucker for anything with Valentine hearts (dearest friends…I’m not a collector, so don’t start giving me heart-themed stuff…just cash…hard, cold, cash!).



olympic whistler…

olympic rings

Olympic Whistler

Project 365 Photos: #30

I’ve gotta give some love to my i-phone! I caught the Olympic rings at Whistler this evening compliments of my phone! I never could have done that without a tripod and a lot of patience with my DSLR camera (the photographers among you are probably scoffing at me right about now). So here’s to you i-phone…you rock my world.

Photo 356…


India Ink


Project 365:

Do you remember blowing India ink with a straw to make pictures of trees in grade school? This is my special “go-to” tree at Crescent Beach, and at this time of the year, denuded of all foliage, it brings to mind my childhood art projects. I’ve been thinking about doing some India ink art work on top of water coloured paper for some time now. Perhaps the universe is sending me a cosmic reminder me to pull out my art supplies!

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